Club Rugby second round matches in photos

Above: Johnsonville's Kane Le'aupepe and Wellington's Vaea Fifita clash in the lineout in their 2015 second round Swindale Shield match. Wellington won 17-12 for the Mick Kenny Memorial Cup.    Ordinarily, the second round of the 2020 Swindale Shield would have been played this Saturday. These are not ordinary times and hopefully this

Short Passes 23 March (and some Covid-19 updates)

  On Sunday, New Zealand Rugby formalised the decision of most rugby unions to postpone all coach and referee related courses, including RugbySmart and Small Blacks, as well as cancelling all clubs, schools and referee associations cancel all team and group-based rugby trainings. This position is to stay in effect until Saturday

Swindale Shield opening weekends in photos

Above: HOBM lock Jeremy Thrush scoring one of his two tries in the Eagles' 29-6 win over the Wests Roosters in the opening round of the the 2008 Swindale Shield at neutral Porirua Park.   The opening round of the 2020 Swindale Shield was scheduled to be played this weekend. Covid-19 has

Short Passes 16 March

Above: Try time for MSP against Ories on Saturday in their pre-season fixture at Rongotai College. PHOTO: Tom Minton. More photos HERE It's the opening week of the club rugby season. Or is it? The Covid-19 outbreak has seen events in the sporting world move quickly in the past week, with major leagues